Yet another quake rattles North Texas

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The quakes keep coming to North Texas.

For the third consecutive day, a minor earthquake was reported in North Texas, a 2.7-magnitude tremor felt at 9:39 a.m. Tuesday a mile east of Azle.

It is one of more than 20 earthquakes measured in the area in the past few weeks.

No major damage or injuries have been reported.

On Monday, a 3.7-magnitude quake hit north-northeast of Mineral Wells, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s website. On Sunday, a quake north of Azle measured 3.6 magnitude.

The 3.7-magnitude tremor is the strongest in North Texas so far. Geophysicists have noted that it generally takes a 5.0-magnitude quake to cause structural damage.


Earthquakes (and aftershocks) that have recently been felt in North Texas:

Dec. 10: 2.7 magnitude, east of Azle

Dec. 9: 3.7 magnitude, north-northeast of Mineral Wells

Dec. 8: 3.6 magnitude, north of Azle

Dec. 3: 2.7 magnitude, north of Azle

Nov. 29: 3.1 magnitude, near Reno

Nov. 28: 3.6 magnitude, north of Mineral Wells

Nov. 28: 2.8 magnitude, southwest of Jacksboro

Nov. 26: 3.0 magnitude, Azle

Nov. 25: 3.3 magnitude, near Azle

Nov. 23: 2.9 magnitude, southwest of Reno

Nov. 19: 3.6 magnitude, northwest of Azle

Nov. 19: 2.5 magnitude, south-southwest of Reno

Nov. 19: 2.8 magnitude, west of Azle

Nov. 13: 2.6 magnitude, near Eagle Mountain Lake

Nov. 11: 2.8 magnitude, near Briar

Nov. 9: 3.0 magnitude, near Springtown

Nov. 8: 2.4 magnitude, northwest of Azle

Nov. 7: 2.9 magnitude, southwest of Springtown

Nov. 6: 2.7 magnitude, south-southwest of Springtown

Nov. 5: 2.6 magnitude, east of Reno; aftershock about 10 p.m.

Nov. 1: 2.1 magnitude, near Richland Hills

Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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